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TPiE members hold two-day internal meeting to resolve stalemate

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Elected TPiE members at the T-building prior to the commencement of the 2-day internal meeting on Monday (Phayul photo/Tenzin Namdol)

By Choekyi Lhamo

DHARAMSHALA, Sept. 27: The elected members of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile (TPiE) began a two-day internal meeting on Monday to resolve the current stalemate at the T-building in the CTA compound in Dharamshala. The meeting convened by the five MPs from abroad was participated by 44 members, barring Australasia MP Tenzin Phuntsok Doring, due to the country’s Covid-19 restrictions.

The Parliament Secretariat staff supervised the proceedings by following proper Covid-19 guidelines. The ongoing discussion will attempt to resolve the ongoing parliamentary deadlock that has prevented two consecutive sessions of the TPiE. The short letter written by the five elected representatives from abroad called all the parliamentarians for an in-person meeting to be held on Sept. 27. As per sources, expenses including travel have been incurred by the representatives themselves.

This meeting relayed specific guidelines for smooth deliberation on the next steps to resolve the stalemate. A schedule of the internal meeting received by media houses directed the representatives to avoid any communication with the media as well as social media platforms until the meeting concludes on Tuesday. Participants have been asked to speak within five minutes and an additional three minutes more if requested. At the end of the deliberation, the representative body is set to hold a press conference to announce the decision made through consensus.

Prior to the arrival of the elected members, petitioners who had protested against the reinstated Tibetan judges submitted signature petition to each individual as they arrived at the meeting. The letter carried 5300 names and signatures urging the parliamentarians for an immediate resolution to the stalemate.

The 17th Tibetan parliament is yet to appoint the new Speaker, and approve the Kalons or the ministers of the respective departments under CTA. The ongoing parliamentary deadlock stemmed from two oath-taking ceremonies on June 8, as 21 MPs took oath from the Pro-tem Speaker Dawa Tsering as mandated by the Charter, whereas 22 MPs took oath in front of His Holiness’ portrait and the Charter.

3 Responses

  1. ༄༅། །བཅའ་ཁྲིམས་དོན་ཚན་ ༤༧ པ་ལུངས་བྲང་ནས་བཀའ་མོལ་གནང་ན་གྲོས་མོལ་ཡོང་ཐབས་རྩ་བ་ནས་མི་ཡོང་བ་ཐག་ཆོད་པ་རེད། ད་རེ་བཅའ་ཁྲིམས་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་ཟུར་དུ་བཞག་ནས་བབས་ས་གཅིག་ལ་བབ་ཐུབ་མིན་བཀའ་གྲོས་གནང་རྒྱུ་ཧ་ཅང་གལ་ཆེན་མཐོང་།

    1. If you leave the existing charter aside, then there is no need to make a Charter at all. Without a charter and with many so stubborn people, there will be no united agreement and that leads to deadlock as has already happened.

      So one must work on the basis of the existing charter without ifs and buts. When then one change or add the necessary points to the existing charter with majority power. But before that one must respect the existing charter.

  2. Any resolution in acceptance of the illegally reinstated three justice commissioners ( after a gap of two months since after legally terminated by the 16th TGIE parliament by two third mandated votes counted) is still illegal in nature and thus becomes a black chapter ujevthe history of Tibetans in exile under CTA. The effective resolution on above mentioned can be done only the 16th TPIE parliamentary body but not by 17th TGIE parliamentarians.

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